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Day 42

Obama nominates Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve as secretary of the Department of Health…

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Day 41

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces $300 million in aid to Gaza.
Clinton speaks with…

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Day 40

In his weekly address, Obama defends his budget proposal, stressing the importance of fiscal responsibility,…

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Weekly Address: Budget

Two years ago, we set out on a journey to change the way that…

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Obama Holds First Meeting with Black Lawmakers

Congressional Black Caucus discusses community issues

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) held its first meeting at the White House with President…

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Day 39

Obama thanks troops at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina for their their service and pledged…

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Day 38

Obama unveils his FY 2010 budget outline, which called for a staggering $3.55 trillion in…

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Day 37

Obama named his third nominee for Commerce secretary, former Washington Gov. Gary Locke.
The president also…

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GOP Response: ‘Americans Can Do Anything’

Governor Bobby Jindal’s Republican Address: “Americans Can Do Anything”
“Good evening.  I’m Bobby Jindal, Governor…

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Transcript: Obama’s Congressional Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama’s Address to Joint Session of Congress
Madame Speaker, Mr. Vice…

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Republican Gov. Jindal’s Take on Obama’s Speech

Though President Barack Obama hasn’t released his economic speech, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal…

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Obama Vows ‘We Will Rebuild’ America

President Barack Obama delivered his first speech to a joint session of Congress. While it…

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Day 36

Obama made his first joint address to Congress. The president said said it was time…

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Q&A: Fiscal Summit

President Barack Obama discussed the economy during the Fiscal Responsibility Summit. (Source: White House)
Remarks by…

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Fiscal Responsibility Summit Remarks

Remarks by the President and the Vice President at Opening of Fiscal Responsibility Summit
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Day 35

Obama addressed the National Governors Association and announced that Biden would supervise implementation of the…

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Obama Lends Cities A Helping Hand, Warns Against Waste

Mayors voice concern about funds distribution, federal-local relationships

In many ways, the nation’s mayors may feel the hardest hit by the current state…

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Day 34

The Obamas hosted their first black-tie dinner with the nation’s governors.
The first lady hosted…

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Day 33

In his weekly address, Obama told taxpayers that effective April 1, they would begin to…

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Weekly Address: Tax Cuts

Earlier this week, I signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act —…

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